Teens arrested for murder of man found dead in car

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Published: Jun. 2, 2020 at 3:42 PM EDT
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Two teenagers have been arrested for the murder of a man found dead in a car Tuesday.

Skyler Bryant, 20, of Bassett, was found with a gunshot wound to the chest in a car along Erwin Street in Henry County.

The Henry County Sheriff's Office said a 15-year-old is charged with 2nd-degree murder, robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of murder, use of a firearm in the commission of robbery, possession of a firearm by a juvenile felon and conspiring to commit robbery.

A 17-year-old is charged with felony homicide, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and using a firearm in the commission of a robbery.

Both teens are in custody; their names have not been released.

Sheriff Lane Perry said his office is investigating apparent plans between the victim and suspects to exchange drugs, but it turned into a robbery. More arrests are possible.

The Henry County Sheriff's Office asks you contact at 276-638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 632-7463 with any information. A reward of up to $2,500 is offered by Crimestoppers for information helping with the case depending on the nature of the crime and substance of the tip.

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